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Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Yemen target rebel stronghold city

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Yemen target rebel stronghold city

May 08, – The Saudi-led coalition on Thursday night targeted the Houthis’ stronghold city of Saada after a ministry of defense spokesman warned that the Yemeni militia group has “crossed the red line” and that they will be dealt with differently. Yemeni security officials reported multiple airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition on Saada, the birthplace […]

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Tornadoes Roar Across Plains; 12 Injured as Twister Slams Oklahoma City

Tornadoes Roar Across Plains; 12 Injured as Twister Slams Oklahoma City

May 07, – At least 12 people were injured, two critically, when a tornado slammed two mobile home parks on the south side of Oklahoma City, officials said. “Crews are searching the areas now, going door-to-door looking for victims in need of assistance,” Oklahoma City Police Department Capt. Dee Patty said. Tornadoes raked the southern […]

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Qatar revives strict ‘Reflect Respect’ dress code campaign

Qatar revives strict ‘Reflect Respect’ dress code campaign

May 06, – After leaving many expats in Qatar “in shock” last year, a controversial dress code campaign has now been rebranded by organizers. The “Reflect Respect” campaign had urged visitors or residents in Qatar last summer to wear “decent clothes” and show respect for the country’s traditions. It has now been renamed to a […]

May 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Saudi-led coalition declares end to Yemen campaign

Saudi-led coalition declares end to Yemen campaign

Apr 21, – A Saudi-led coalition declared an end Tuesday to its military campaign four weeks after launching air strikes against rebels in Yemen, saying their threat to Saudi Arabia and its neighbours had been removed. The coalition has “ended Operation Decisive Storm based on a request by the Yemeni government and President Abedrabbo Mansour […]

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Syrians flee jihadists as fears grow for 150 Christians held by ISIS

Syrians flee jihadists as fears grow for 150 Christians held by ISIS

Feb 25, – The kidnapping of dozens of Assyrian Christians by the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria has prompted an exodus of terrified families fleeing their homes, activists said Wednesday. The United States condemned the mass abduction of Christians — the first of its kind in the war-torn country — and demanded the release […]

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Heavy shelling hits Ukraine town where rebels reject ceasefire

Heavy shelling hits Ukraine town where rebels reject ceasefire

Feb 16, – Pro-Russian rebels pounded encircled Ukrainian government forces on Monday and Kiev said it would not pull back heavy guns while a truce was being violated, leaving a European-brokered peace deal on the verge of collapse a day after it took effect. The European Union announced a new list of Ukrainian separatists and […]

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At least 300 migrants feared dead after boats sink in Mediterranean sea

At least 300 migrants feared dead after boats sink in Mediterranean sea

Feb 11, – More than 300 people probably died this week after attempting to reach Italy from Libya on four separate boats in stormy weather, the U.N. refugee agency said on Wednesday after speaking to a handful of survivors. The sharp increase in the number of migrants dying while trying to cross the Mediterranean has […]

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Civilians flee from Ukraine front line town after truce agreed

Civilians flee from Ukraine front line town after truce agreed

Feb 06, – Terrified civilians piled onto a convoy of buses Friday as they took advantage of a brief truce to flee the east Ukraine battleground town of Debaltseve. Clutching the few possessions they could carry, residents gathered in small groups on the shrapnel-scarred main square to seize the window of a few hours to […]

February 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
82 civilians killed by Syrian air force strikes following Damascus rocket attack

82 civilians killed by Syrian air force strikes following Damascus rocket attack

Feb 06, – Syrian air force strikes killed 82 people in an opposition district outside Damascus following rocket attacks by rebels that hit the government-controlled center of the capital, a monitoring group said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war in Syria, said the air force conducted 60 strikes on […]

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More than 50 dead as Assad forces, rebels trade fire around Syria capital

More than 50 dead as Assad forces, rebels trade fire around Syria capital

Feb 05, – Syrian government forces and rebel forces traded salvos of rockets and mortar shells Thursday around Damascus, killing at least 50 people in tit-for-tat violence. Outside observers said anti-government forces struck first, after a rebel commander vowed to hit government-held areas of the Syrian capital to avenge the past week’s strikes by government […]

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